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Old 12-02-2011, 07:58 PM
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Default Ranger101's Stang Log

I might as well make a project thread for this turd. The car is a 1988 Mustang LX Hatch. Mods when I got it were:

Lowered
saleen wing
308
10:1 compression
Trick flow stage 3 cam
Ported and polished gt 40 heads and upper and lower intake
24 lb injectors with matching maf sensor
Cold air intake
Taylor made 10.4mm wires
Msd 6a ignition box
Flex fan
No ac
Offroad h pipe with flowmaster 40 series
Bbk equal length headers
Short throw shifter
Adjustable clutch cable
King cobra clutch
3:73 gears in rear
Sub frame connectors
Rear sway bar
5"monster tach
And oil pressure guage, temp guage and amp guage in center of councel
New radiator
New speed sensor
New fuel pump
New fuel guage
New fuel pressure regulator
New spark plugs
New battery

Problems:
speedometer doesnt work but i do have the cable to fix it and will go with the car
doors do not lock
primed in color

And it looked like this:






After driving it for a few days, I hated the way it rode so I started looking for springs. I found a set of Rousch Racing springs for $120 BNIB locally so I scooped them up:


And I really hated that damn Saleen wing so I found a guy selling a stock hood and LX wing for $50 so i scooped those up the same day I bought the springs. LX wing installed:


When I got the car the rear tires were BALD so I went ahead and ordered some new rubbers for the rear. Shortly after ordering two rear tires I noticed that the inside edge of the front tires was worn down to the cords. Shortly after noticing this, I ordered front tires.

Shot of the new rear tires(245/55/16's):


There's not much else going on with it right now. I'm hoping to have the new tires on in the next couple of days and get it inspected so it's street legal. Other than that, I'm just looking for an LX front bumper and everything I need to do the 5 lug conversion. By spring I plan on having it converted to 5 lug and having these:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/blackc...9904-stag.html

As far as paint goes, I think I'm just going to spray paint it flat black to make it look a little better. The interior is pretty damn clean for a 23 year old car so there won't be much changed there yet. Let me know what you guys think. Maybe throw some ideas at me on things I should do?
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Mods: Xcal 2, K&N Drop-In, Line-X, DSG Heads/Corners, 6000k Hi/Low HID's, 6K HID Fogs, Foglight Mod, Throttle Cable Mod, 6.5" Digital Designs, Rockford P400.4, 2 Sundown SA-15's, MB Quart DSC 2000.1d, Cranked T-Bars, 285/75/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers

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Old 12-02-2011, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: Ranger101's Stang Log

I guess if your thinking of shaker can paint, those pockets aren't too deep.
Find a friend with a gun and go mix some paint in your fav color!
Do a good teardown and tape job and you'll be rewarded with a vehicle you won't mind putting your hard earned cash towards fixin up.
If you don't do it right, you'll just get flustrated and disallusioned...just my 2 cents.

OH, I am kinda partial to Grabber Orange, which by the way, was a option on the Ranger!!!





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Old 12-03-2011, 06:22 AM
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Default Re: Ranger101's Stang Log

Very nice! And I'm only spray painting it to get me by for a while. I'll be dropping ~$1,500 to do 5 lug conversion and for the new wheels and tires. Won't have much money left for paint for a while.
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Mods: Xcal 2, K&N Drop-In, Line-X, DSG Heads/Corners, 6000k Hi/Low HID's, 6K HID Fogs, Foglight Mod, Throttle Cable Mod, 6.5" Digital Designs, Rockford P400.4, 2 Sundown SA-15's, MB Quart DSC 2000.1d, Cranked T-Bars, 285/75/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:50 AM
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That cars got a lot of potential man. I know a kid who painted his 5.0 notch GO and it turned out excellent, IMO either that or Azure blue would really set any fox off. Also, I think an LX front end would make your car look 10x better than the GT front clip
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:59 AM
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Default Re: Ranger101's Stang Log

just to save you some time and money, the guy who owned my brother in law's 92 mustang before him tried to paint it flat black with spray paint an it looks like shit, but if thats what you gotta do, it doesn't look to horrible from like 30 feet away
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:07 AM
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Its spray paint. It's not going to be perfect.
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Mods: Xcal 2, K&N Drop-In, Line-X, DSG Heads/Corners, 6000k Hi/Low HID's, 6K HID Fogs, Foglight Mod, Throttle Cable Mod, 6.5" Digital Designs, Rockford P400.4, 2 Sundown SA-15's, MB Quart DSC 2000.1d, Cranked T-Bars, 285/75/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:44 PM
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New rubber:
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:04 PM
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New rubber:
you would throw it all in the car instead of using.. oh say a truck you might have? maybe a ranger perhaps? lol
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:18 PM
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Default Re: Ranger101's Stang Log

Makes it interesting this way.
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8.8 w/ 4.10 L/S

Mods: Xcal 2, K&N Drop-In, Line-X, DSG Heads/Corners, 6000k Hi/Low HID's, 6K HID Fogs, Foglight Mod, Throttle Cable Mod, 6.5" Digital Designs, Rockford P400.4, 2 Sundown SA-15's, MB Quart DSC 2000.1d, Cranked T-Bars, 285/75/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers

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Old 12-11-2011, 06:07 PM
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So I've kind of changed my mind on what I want to do with the car. I'm thinking about just painting my wheels and putting these new tires on then start saving up to get the car painted in the spring. More than likely it'll be painted DSG or something of the sort. I'm still trying to come up with a good color.
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Auto 4.0L SOHC
8.8 w/ 4.10 L/S

Mods: Xcal 2, K&N Drop-In, Line-X, DSG Heads/Corners, 6000k Hi/Low HID's, 6K HID Fogs, Foglight Mod, Throttle Cable Mod, 6.5" Digital Designs, Rockford P400.4, 2 Sundown SA-15's, MB Quart DSC 2000.1d, Cranked T-Bars, 285/75/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: Ranger101's Stang Log

Put in my new springs today. It makes the car feel a million times better. And it sits higher and rides smoother. Tomorrow I'm putting on new tires and getting an LX front bumper.
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Auto 4.0L SOHC
8.8 w/ 4.10 L/S

Mods: Xcal 2, K&N Drop-In, Line-X, DSG Heads/Corners, 6000k Hi/Low HID's, 6K HID Fogs, Foglight Mod, Throttle Cable Mod, 6.5" Digital Designs, Rockford P400.4, 2 Sundown SA-15's, MB Quart DSC 2000.1d, Cranked T-Bars, 285/75/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:08 PM
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Put in my new springs today. It makes the car feel a million times better. And it sits higher and rides smoother. Tomorrow I'm putting on new tires and getting an LX front bumper.
nice, I just bought my brother in law's 92 covertable off of him, and it has lowering springs just sitting around, this winter they are so going on
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:25 PM
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Do it man. The rear takes like 20 minutes to do. The front, maybe will take you an hour or two. I read that the fronts are scary and really dangerous but with the right techniques, its pretty safe. You don't even need a spring compressor to install them.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:41 PM
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Do it man. The rear takes like 20 minutes to do. The front, maybe will take you an hour or two. I read that the fronts are scary and really dangerous but with the right techniques, its pretty safe. You don't even need a spring compressor to install them.
oh yea i did the ones in my brother's 80 cutlass many of times
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MODS: K&N drop in with silencer removed, throttle cable mod, HID 6000k, dual exhaust, euro tails, stock rims with 265/75r16 Enduro runway M/Ts (winter tires), bucket seats, center console, and black plastic inside, white gauges, 2 P.Miller 12s with 2 800 watt Pioneer amps, Kenwood deck and Kicker 6x8 in front and pioneer 6x8s in the rear(soon to match the front)

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:17 PM
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love the new stance man. and nick where are the pics of yours? i knew you got it but havent seen pics.
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